Math

Fall Fun Day 4: Candy Corn

Fall Fun Day 4: Candy Corn

Candy Corn J had his cousin over for another day of our Fall Fun unit.  We did a lot of math activities and yummy food today. Read: The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff Watch: Candy Corn Food Network Discuss: Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel. October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. More than 35 million pounds of candy corn are made each year. Candy corn has less sugar than raisins. Candy corn is made with...

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National Milk Chocolate Day

National Milk Chocolate Day

We celebrated National Milk Chocolate Day (July 28)  with a mini Hershey’s Unit Study.  I did these Hershey’s activities with my 1st grader and would recommend this study for Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  My tot also had tons of fun with some of these activities too! Hershey’s Unit Study Hershey’s Book List Hershey’s Weights and Measures by Jerry Pallotta The Hershey’s Kisses Addition Book by Jerry...

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Summer Fun Day 8: Ice Cream

Summer Fun Day 8: Ice Cream

Ice Cream We got to make handmade ice cream today.  We also had a taste test, played with money, and did some art projects. Ice Cream Read:  Ice Cream The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons Discuss: It takes 12 lbs. of milk to make just one gallon of ice cream. The ice cream cone’s invention is linked to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. An ice cream vendor reportedly didn’t have enough dishes to keep up with the demand, so he...

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Summer Fun Day 4: Watermelon

Summer Fun Day 4: Watermelon

Watermelon My boys love watermelon so we decided to make it our Summer Fun Day 4 activities.  We found lots too do with math, language, and art today. Read: Watermelon Day by Kathi Appelt Discuss: Watermelon is 92% water. Watermelon is actually a vegetable and not a fruit. It is cousins to cucumbers,pumpkins and squash. Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown in 96 countries worldwide. Watermelon is an ideal health food because it...

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100 Day

100 Day

We celebrated 100 Day with cousins, from tots to first grade but I would recommend it for around Kindergarten age.  We had fun counting to 100 over and over by counting candy, jumping jacks, seconds, inches, and lots more.  We read lots of books, had a snack, completed a writing activity, and covered a ton of math concepts. Book List… One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Priczes I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words by Michael K. Frith One...

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